I have played with almost all Echo devices out there and they all come with a long power chord tail that needs to be plugged-in to the power socket. But this is not the case with the newly launched Amazon Echo Flex. You still need to plug-in but with Flex, you can simply plug into a standard electrical outlet, no tails hanging.
Priced at Rs 2,999 it also comes at the lower price spectrum of the Echo range of devices. Additionally, the Echo Flex also has a built-in USB-A port to help you charge your phone (7.5W) or other devices.
Echo Flex comes ideal at places where you don’t want the power chord to be hanging around like on staircases or a bathroom. If you have Alexa-compatible devices like smart lights and plugs, you can use the Flex to voice command it to operate them.
Echo Flex can also communicate with other Echo devices on the same network. It works the same as any other Echo devices so you could add items to the shopping list or play your favourite songs, check the latest news or keep a tab on the happenings in your favourite sports event. Like other Echo devices, Flex can also be connected to other Bluetooth powered speakers or via a 3.5mm audio cable.
For those concerned of privacy, there is a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphone in the device. The Alexa privacy settings allow the user to view, hear, and delete your voice recordings. You can also command “Alexa, delete what I just said” or “Alexa, delete everything I said today” to clear your traces.
Availability and offer
Echo Flex is available for pre-order starting today and will ship next month. To learn more, visit: www.amazon.in/echoflex/. The new Echo Flex joins Echo Dot, Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Show, Echo Show 5, Echo Studio, and companion Echo devices (Echo Sub, Echo Link and Echo Link Amp) to create the Echo family of devices. As a limited period offer, customers can avail a Wipro 9W Smart LED bulb worth ₹2,099 for no additional cost on the purchase of every Echo Flex on Amazon.in.]]>